Posts By: Ridley

Links: Saturday, March 22nd

Links: Saturday, March 22nd

March 22, 2014 Links 0

Pounce Harmful Communication: The “I Love You” Defense – Now this is a post I want every romance author to read. If the characters are arguing about something and the defense boils down to “I love you, and I was just doing what I think is best for you” I… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, March 20th

Links: Thursday, March 20th

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These Photos Are Challenging Notions of What an American Indian Really Looks Like You Don’t Complete Me – I don’t know what to make of this post, honestly. While I agree that it’s strange to tell a couple that they combine to make one awesome person, I don’t agree that… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, March 18th

Links: Tuesday, March 18th

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17 of the Most Amazing Treehouses From Around The World Where Are the People of Color in Children’s Books? – Walter Dean Myers writes about how not seeing himself represented in fiction affected him as a child, why he writes juvenile fiction and how he worries about the future of… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, March 15th

Links: Saturday, March 15th

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Had a rough week? Here’s a cat napping. Unlikable Heroines – Erin Satie writes about the oft discussed “unlikable heroine” and wonders what we mean, exactly, when we use the terms likable or unlikable. When I dislike the protagonist, I do not care. And, before too long, I do not… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, March 13th

Links: Thursday, March 13th

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Toronto, 24 hours apart. PSA: Authors, Write Books, Not War – I don’t know what to make of this Heidi Cullinan post. On the one hand, she’s correct that nothing you do online is private and can and will be seen by readers, but I don’t know that never reviewing,… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, March 11th

Links: Tuesday, March 11th

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F/F Books with WOC Characters/Protagonists Abundant Reading – Liz’s post on book buying, the TBR pile and long books really resonated with me. I’m guilty of pretty much everything she mentions. Most of my reader friends know that the effect of too many books TBR can be the feeling that… Read more »

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Buttercup by Sienna Mynx

Buttercup by Sienna Mynx

March 10, 2014 Historical, Reviews 0

After reading Harmony by Sienna Mynx, an interracial romance between a black jazz singer and a white mobster in Jazz Age Harlem, I got a craving for romance set in the 20s and 30s. I bought an f/f by Colette Moody and this book, and Meoskop’s DNF review didn’t dent… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, March 8th

Links: Saturday, March 8th

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Cat has no time for your nonsense on this Caturday morning. Love, color, and blindness – It seems like a bunch of “love is blind” posts made the rounds recently, and Sunita weighs in with where they fall down for her. Color doesn’t play the same role in every person’s… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, March 6th

Links: Thursday, March 6th

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A cause I support 100% Triggered – The New Republic published an article the other day entitled “Trigger Happy: The ‘Trigger Warning’ Has Spread from Blogs to College Classes. Can It Be Stopped?” I thought it was both poorly argued and mean-spirited, and Melissa McEwan does a good job of… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, March 4th

Links: Tuesday, March 4th

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Verily I say unto ye The Girl Myth in YA Fiction (And Beyond) – Kelly Jensen talks about the ways gender influences how readers talk about book characters. We talk at lengths, however, about female characters’ likability. And it’s a binary, with absolutely no room between the two end points…. Read more »

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